• 10 Rubles 2008, Y# 978, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk Oblast
  • 10 Rubles 2008, Y# 978, Russia, Federation, Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk Oblast
Description

In 2005 the Central Bank of Russia commenced a series of bi-metallic 10 Rubles coins paying tribute to the regions of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian Constitution, the Russian Federation consists of republics, krais, oblasts, cities of federal importance, an autonomous oblast, and autonomous okrugs, all of which are equal subjects of the Russian Federation. Three Russian cities of federal importance have a status of both city and separate federal subject. In 1993, there were 89 federal subjects listed. By 2008, the number of federal subjects had been decreased to 83 because of several mergers. In 2014, Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea became the 84th and 85th federal subjects of Russia.

Obverse

In the center of the disc indication of the denomination of the coin: 10 RUBLES, inside of the figure 0 hidden pictures of the number 10 and of the inscription RUB visible by turns on changing angle of vision, in the lower part of the disc the mint trade mark SPMD, on the ring along the rim above the inscription: BANK OF RUSSIA, below the year of issue 2008, to the left and to the right stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

БАНК РОССИИ
10
РУБЛЕЙ
СПМД
2008

Reverse

The coat of arms of Sverdlovsk Oblast, the inscriptions along the rim divided by two dots: above RUSSIAN FEDERATION, below SVERDLOVSK OBLAST.

Sverdlovsk Oblast is a federal subject (an oblast) of Russia located in the Urals Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg, formerly known as Sverdlovsk.

The province is situated in the center of Russia at the border line between Europe and Asia (Ural Federal District).

The province is one of the richest regions in Russia in the amount and variety of natural resources. Iron, copper, bauxites, asbestos, coal, nickel, chromium and manganese are mined there.

Artist: A. D. Schablykin.

• РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ •
СВЕРДЛОВСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ

Edge

300 corrugations and the inscription ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ ⋆ ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ ⋆

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Moscow Mint (MMD)
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

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